Police confirm swatting incident targeting Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's house on Christmas

Police confirm swatting incident targeting Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's house on Christmas

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., said Monday she was the victim of another “swatting” incident at her home in Georgia; the incident was confirmed by local police to NBC News.

“I was just swatted. This is like the 8th time. On Christmas with my family here,” Greene said in a post on X.

Major Rodney Bailey of the police department in Rome, Georgia, said that a person based in Rome, New York, made a call to the suicide hotline claiming that he had shot his girlfriend at Greene’s address in Georgia and threatened to kill himself next.

Police then contacted Greene’s local security liaison to inform the congresswoman’s team about the call. Her security team decided officers didn’t need to respond to her home, according to Bailey, and a police response was canceled.

Department spokesperson Kelly Madden told The Associated Press that police canceled their response while they were on their way to Greene’s home.

“Swatting” happens when someone makes a false report of a crime in progress to draw police to a certain location.

“My local police are the GREATEST and shouldn’t have to deal with this. I appreciate them so much and my family and I are in joyous spirits celebrating the birth of our savior Jesus Christ!” Greene wrote in Monday’s post.

Greene has previously been the victim of swatting incidents. Last year, false reports of shootings happening outside her home, located about 70 miles northwest of Atlanta, were made. Police responded in person to those incidents and determined that they were false reports.

Greene represents Georgia’s 14th Congressional District in the northwestern part of the state, covering the cities of Rome, Dalton and Calhoun.

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In a separate incident Monday, Republican Rep. Brandon Williams of New York tweeted that his home was swatted, and said state and local police “left with homemade cookies and spiced nuts!”

New York State Police said Tuesday that the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office was investigating the incident.

Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said that law enforcement responded Monday afternoon after receiving a “false” report from an unknown caller about a shooting at Williams’ address and that the sheriff’s office was working with U.S. Capitol Police to determine the origins of the call.